Did you know that there are hidden stuff on your Android device? Do you even intend to view the hidden files that are stored on your device? To your surprise, there are many hidden files in Android in the system folders of the device storage.
Of the hidden files, some might be useful at times, but mostly they just consume a lot of storage space. So, it is better to find the unused files and remove the same from your device. It could be tough as you can't see them.
Well, we share the easiest method that will let you view all the files and manage them easily. Check out this guide to know how you can remove the files that are hidden.
View Hidden Files and Folders
Well, we have a cool file browser over here that will let you view all the hidden files hat you actually cannot view in the default stock file explorer that is preloaded. This file explorer will let you do lots of things that the stock file explorer can't do. Follow the steps given below.
The talk is about the ES File Explorer File Manager that is available for free of cost on the Google Play Store. You can download and install the same on your Android device to free up the default storage by removing the hidden files and folders.
Features of ES File Explorer File Manager
- This file explorer facilitates easy manage of system folders
- Manage apps easily with controls such as backup, uninstall, etc.
- Manage files remotely over devices
- Supports RAR and ZIP formats as well
- View hidden files and folders
Follow the steps below to use the ES File Explorer File Manager
Step 1: First download and install the ES File Explorer File Manager app.
Step 2: Open the app and swipe from left to right and select Tools option.
Step 3: Scroll down and enable the 'Show hidden files' option.
Step 4: You can explore the system files and folders by going to the root folder that displays the hidden files.
With these steps, you are done with the file management easily. This way, you can easily view and remove or manage the hidden files and folders on your Android devices.
Astro File Manager is Also Useful
This is another app that is available to view and manage the hidden files and folders on your Android device.
Step 1: Download the Astro File Manager app on your Android device.
Step 2: Click on the three dotted symbol that is at the top right corner of the app and then choose the option 'View Settings'.
Step 3: You can see two tabs namely Advanced and Basic. Of these, you need to tap on the tab stating Advanced.
Step 4: There will be many options and you need to enable the one that says 'Show hidden files'.
From here, you can easily manage all the hidden files and folders that are stored on your Android device.